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Lot nr:917
Book nr:28687
Author:BOISSARD, Jean Jacques
Title:Tractatus posthumus Jani Jacobi Boissardi Vesuntini De Divinatione & Magicis Praestigiis: Quarum Veritas ac Vanitas solidè exponitur per Descriptionem Deorum Fatidicorum qui olim Responsa dederunt; eorundemque Prophetarum, Sacerdotum ...
Town:Oppenheim
Publisher:typis Hieronymi Galleri
Year:[1615]
Description:F°, [24], 358, [12] pages, engraved architectural title page, 49 engraved text illustrations including a portrait of the author ; and 7 text diagrams. Lacking two lvs of the introduction (dedication). Marginal tear in p. 163. Old stamps on title page. Bound in vellum, some stains, spine strengthened with calf
Note:This work on divination, necromancy, and magic is mainly based on earlier authors such as Trithemius. It also deals with different occult arts with such particular themes as lycanthropy, Simon Magnus, incubi and succubi. Greek verses on the subjects and their Latin translations are included. There is also an account of the oracle gods and seers of antiquity with a portrait of each: Jupiter of Dodona, Ammon, Themis, the Pythian Apollo, Trophonius, Serapis, the Sibyls, and many others.
VD17 1:001108C. Rosenthal, Magica, 1249. Caillet 1348. "Ouvrage fort rare et très recherché." Cicognara 4681. Brunet 1,1068. Thorndike V,504. Mellon 72. Coumont B90.3
Price:€400 - €600
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